All times PDT

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Open Networking, Doors Open 12:30pm PDT

12:50pm - 1:00pm Welcome

  • Cris Abrego, Chairman of the Americas, Banijay and President and CEO, Endemol Shine Holdings
  • Jodi Delaney, Television Academy Foundation, Executive Director

1:00pm -1:50pm Script to Screen: Schmigadoon!
Meet the creators, directors, producers and actors of Schmigadoon! (AppleTV+), a parody of 1940s musicals, backpacking couple Melissa and Josh get trapped in Schmigadoon, a magical town filled with singing and dancing townspeople; they learn they can't leave without finding true love, which they thought they already had. Learn about the show’s journey from content to story to screen.  

  • Cinco Paul, Creator & Executive Producer, Schmigadoon!
  • Barry Sonnenfeld, Executive Producer
  • Kristin Chenoweth, Performer
  • Jane Krakowski, Performer
  • Moderator: Mara Reinstein, Entertainment Journalist

2:00pm - 2:50pm Mastering the Art of Networking with Creative Artists Agency (CAA)
If you want to work in the media and entertainment business, you've probably heard time and time again that it's "all about who you know", which is only part of the process. The second part of the process is about having knowledge and insights that help you navigate opportunities in this industry, which can come from effective networking. Join Ruben Garcia and Kevin Lin in this masterclass on networking and learn effective tips and strategies to increase the value of your network. 

  • Ruben Garcia, Co-Head, Cultural Business Strategy Group
  • Kevin Lin, Co-Head, Cultural Business Strategy Group

3:00pm - 3:50pm Creative Careers Below the Line
There is no "one, right way" to find your place and talent in the television industry. This conversation between seasoned and highly accomplished industry leaders, will highlight the many creative careers below the line in the television industry, and will dig into the various crafts behind a production that ultimately bring a show to life

  • Editor Melissa McCoy, ACE, Editor, Ted Lasso
  • Tish Monaghan, Costume Designer, Schmigadoon!
  • Michele Lewis, Head of Department Makeup, The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey
  • Mara LePere-Schloop, Production Designer, Pachinko
  • Moderator: Mara Webster, Co-Founder & Head of Programming, In Creative Company

4:15pm - 4:40pm "Building Your Brand on Social Media" featuring Jules LeBlanc
Creating your personal brand online requires skill, tenacity, a distinct personality and point of view. Learn key tips and advice from Jules LeBlanc on how she balances it all authentically and more importantly, continues to have fun.

  • Jules LeBlanc, Digital Sensation and Actress
  • Moderator: Claire Dodson, Senior Entertainment Editor, Teen Vogue

Thursday, March 24

Open Networking, Doors Open 1:30pm PDT

1:50pm - 2:00pm Welcome

  • Jodi Delaney, Television Academy Foundation, Executive Director

2:00pm - 3:00pm In Conversation with Mike O'Malley and Kelli Berglund
Get a behind-the-scenes perspective on how the Starz hit show Heels came to life in conversation with executive producer and showrunner, Mike O'Malley and actress Kelli Berguland. 

  • Panelists:
    • Mike O'Malley
    • Kelli Berglund
    • Moderator: Keisha Hatchett, Staff Editor at TV Line

3:00pm - 3:50pm Script to Screen: Doomlands
Creators and producers discuss Doomlands journey from university project to full series, and the jump from Quibi to Roku. The final show product is a testament to the resilience, creativity, and adaptability of the entire team, and is now a Roku Original as their first adult-animated series. 
Presented by Roku

  • Panelists:
    • Josh O'Keefe, Creator of Doomlands, Director at Look Mom! Productions
    • Lee Porter, Producer
    • Joshua Bowen, Managing Director, Look Mom! Productions
    • Moderator: Richard Preuss, Television Director for Variety Shows, Specials and Live Events

4:00pm - 4:50pm In Conversation the Creatives of Freeform's Single Drunk Female
Join SeriesFest for an in-depth conversation with the creators behind the hit Freeform series Single Drunk Female as they share their insight on what it takes to make a successful series. 

  • Panelists:
    • Simone Finch, Writer, Creator and Executive Producer, Single Drunk Female
    • Daisy Gardner, Writer, Executive Producer, and Co-Showrunner, Single Drunk Female
    • Jenni Konner, Writer, Executive Producer, and Co-Showrunner, Single Drunk Female
    • Moderator: Randi Kleiner, SeriesFest, CEO and Co-Founder of SeriesFest

Friday, March 25

Open Networking, Doors Open 10:00am PDT

10:20am - 10:30am Welcome

Jodi Delaney, Television Academy Foundation, Executive Director

10:30am - 11:15am In Conversation With Jay Duplass
Jay Duplass has made his mark on the world of television and film, and is renowned for juggling multiple film and TV projects as a writer, director, producer and actor. In this session, learn how he harnessed creativity to propel his careers and hear tips and advice on how to build a thriving career in the television industry.

  • Panelists:
    • Jay Duplass
    • Moderator: Ben Travers, Deputy Editor, TV and IndieWire

11:30am - 12:30pm Anatomy of a Scene Sequence: HBO's Euphoria
This session will focus on the Euphoria team dissecting a sequence of iconic scenes from their hit show.
Presented by WarnerMedia

  • Panelists Confirmed:
    • Kevin Turen, Executive Producer
    • Will Greenfield, Executive Producer
    • Julio Perez, Co-Producer
    • Moderator: Albert Lawrence, Talent Personality

12:30pm - 1:30pm Lunch Break

1:30pm - 2:30pm Virtual Networking
Keep the conversation going and connect with industry leaders in our virtual networking session, an interactive flash mentoring experience for Summit attendees to network and connect in small groups with Emmy winners, television creative and business executives, agents, and more! Each registrant will have an opportunity to sign up for two 25 min networking sessions.

Saturday, March 26

6:00pm - 6:45pm 41st College Television Awards Ceremony
Streamed online at

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